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This sculpture group, known as "La Fayette and Washington" (1890-1900), is by renowned French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi. It's located, where else, in the Place des Etas-Unis, United States Square, which is located in the 16th arrondissement, just south of the Place de L'Etoile and the Arc de Triomphe. It was actually commissioned by Joseph Pulitzer, who, suitably impressed with the Statue of Liberty, asked him to create one symbolic of the French-American friendship. Indeed, De Gaulle once remarked that America was the one nation with which France "had never exchanged a cannon shot." It depicts George Washington and Gilbert du Motier, the marquis de Lafayette, who fought together during the American Revolution. It was formally dedicated in 1895. An exact replica was purchased by Charles Broadway Rouss, the department-store founder, who set it up in Morningside Park in Manhattan.

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  • Copyright: Terez Anon (terez93) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 78 N: 604] (1370)
  • Genre: Gens
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-00
  • Categories: Oeuvres d'art
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2017-09-27 19:04
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